As Scary, Sporty, Ginger, Posh and Baby enthusiastically bounced onto the stage at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham I was transported back to an era of pure 90’s nostalgia and the enduring allure of girl power.
Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show is a spectacular showcase of some of the biggest hits from The Spice Girls and their solo careers. The concert takes you on a hip shaking journey through some of the girl bands biggest hits from ‘Wannabe’ to ‘Spice Up Your Life’.
It took a while for the first half of the show to really get going and the ‘Spice Boys’ weren’t really my cup of tea, particularly as they were having a hard time staying in sync, but a bit of muscle flexing more than made up for any bad dancing. The band themselves, were fantastic performers, I’d even go as far to say that their vocal talent was superior to the original girl band!
After a much-needed break from dancing and a well-earned glass of vino I was back in my seat and very much ready to ‘Zig – A – Zig – Ahhhh’. For me the second half was where the show really took off, there was a lot more focus on high energy, fun and audience participation. I was particularly enthused by Ginger Spice’s rendition of ‘It’s Raining Men’, as was the rest of the auditorium, who were up on their feet whooping and hollering.
The show is a fantastic night out for all ages, the audience was an eclectic mix of younger families, groups of 30 somethings on the prosecco and even a few baby boomers. All in all, Wannabe – The Spice Girls Show was very entertaining and if nothing else, my inner 12-year-old was ecstatically happy.
Review by Rachel Fraser